Sunday, April 18, 2010

Sunday stills: potluck

I apologize first of all for not posting much this week. Thank you followers for sticking with me here as I go crazy.

Exams are in full swing, a couple of my barns are closing and I have been running around like a mad woman. I haven't taken my camera out this week at all other than to take images of horse hair items I made last week and forgot to take pictures of then.

Here are some pictures from the recent past, since it is potluck.

WARNING: If you don't like needles, do not look at the second picture!


I got one picture of Indigo before it poured cats and dogs last week. It's dried up pretty quick so pretty much everyplace was rideable the day after, other than the gigantic lake in the lane. I do ride Indigo through it, who insists on drinking out of said lake. The story(ies) on her trying to drink puddles is for another time.

I apologize in advance for those who are squeamish. Be glad I did not show the after pictures, there was blood involved. My friend Keri got her belly button re-pierced. Only this time she got it inverse, which means the ring is on the bottom of her navel, instead of the top like normal. She had the top done before but it got a cyst on it and she took it out. Navel piercings take a long time to heal no matter what. You are always moving around and breaking scar tissue. Mine took over 10 months to heal completely and that was 6 years ago and then a bit.


This is the gigantic GM building across the Detroit river just at sunset. I love going down riverside in the city. It's lovely and theres great running/bike/rollerblading pathes my friends and I like to go down a few times a week. Unfortunately after spending an hour or more down there I end up really sick the same night (as mentioned about the last East Indian wedding I did with Indigo). I went to the allergist and along with a few other things such as dry mould, dust and tree pollen, I am very much allergic to pollution. It makes sense when I go down riverside and get sick because theres big factories right across the river in Detroit, belching out black smoke and other pollutants. I guess I can officially say now I am allergic to the city.


Last but not least (mostly because the internet rots out here in the arse crack of the world and it's taking me 15 minutes a picture to upload) we have my mom and dad riding their iron horse. This ride is particularly special, not only because I successfully managed to run across a parking lot in high heels and not break my neck to get this image, but because they are giving their best friend his last motorcycle ride. My dad's best friend, Big Eddy passed away the other week. He was kind of like an uncle to me. It was a sudden and heart wrenching death. Last minute my mum and dad got together a bunch of motorcycles from their motorcycle club and drove him back home on the bike. Something, along with drawing amazingly well and entertaining every kid within his vicinity, he always loved to do.

21 comments:

moresecretwhispers said...

the horse photo is adorable, very well done

neitherhere said...

That first one is amazing, love everything about it!

Ed said...

The horse shot is fantastic! Bellybutton rings rock!!! :-)

dibear said...

I really love the shot of Indigo. I may try to paint it!! :)

colleen said...

Indigo is just beautiful. I even like the second pic, good composition, and bravery.

Gail said...

I like the horse photo, not the navel shot. I could never understand why someone would want to poke holes in their bodies, but I am kinda out of the fashion loop these days. I have managed to put plenty of holes in me without paying someone to do it.

Tammy said...

The horse shot is fabulous! Love the colors with the barn, etc.

Shirley said...

Lovely Indigo. The last shot is touching.

Rising Rainbow said...

The visual of you running out in heels to capture a shot sounds like it would have made a great shot too. LOL

JeniQ said...

Indigo is beautiful against the barn, the navel piercing that's a very cool shot!

I'm sorry your family lost a beloved friend, the picture of your parents on their bike is touching.

Brenda said...

I love Indigo's shot against the old wood of the barn. Awesome shot of your parents. Sorry your family lost a dear friend.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

lol! On what Gail said....that'se totally...always poking holes into my body without having to pay anyone to do it for me. :D

I love the photo of Indigo. It begs to be enlarged and framed! Wow!

But the last photo is great, especially the story behind it, and the fact that your parents are cool enough to ride motorcycles!
Both my Dad and my Mom (died when I was 8) rode motorcycles. My Dad rides cross country now in his Honda Goldwing. In fact the hours up intil I was born were spent on a motorycle. My Dad took my Mom out on the bumpiest roads to help induce labor so I'd be born. It worked! lol!

~Lisa

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

ack...what happened to me 'M'?! I meant to type in That's Me, totally...

Weird!


~Lisa

Holly said...

nice selection

Sydney said...

Thank you for all the wonderful comments. I had taken that picture of Indigo and never could figure out how I could incorporate it into a post.

lisa said...

They were all great, I love the one of the GM building. I am just plain allergic to big cities period. Put me in the country and leave me any day, but in the city for get it! Piercings aren't my thing but I am 45 and wouldn't even think of one any way in this chubby belly! My dad used to always have a Harley but once he hit over 55 he decided he wanted a fishing boat instead!

Sydney said...

Ahaha my dad has a boat as well. He used to have other motorcycles but between work and me being young he sold it when I was 2. He has had the boat forever though.

The Wife said...

I absolutely love the first picture.

Jo said...

:(

Sydney said...

Jo! Where have you been!?

Kristen Eleni Shellenbarger said...

Oh Detroit, lol..I live about 25 min from that smokey city and Laz about 1-1/2..come visit! :)

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